With a June 30 cutoff date for entries, organizers are anticipating a last minute surge in submissions to the 2012 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest.
"It's been incredibly exciting to have this year's competition receive broad attention," said Jennifer Schlick, Audubon Center and Sanctuary program director and contest coordinator. "With terrific prizes and publicity for the winners, we expect an even greater response in these last couple weeks before the June 30 deadline."
The categories for submissions of photographs in the 2012 contest are wildlife; plants, trees and fungi; and landscapes. With adult and youth, 18 and under or still in high school, divisions in each category, there will be a total of six winners.
With prizes of cash and photo finishing, plus web and news announcements, June 30 is the deadline for the 2012 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest. Pictured above is Tiffany Decker’s “Afternoon Snack,” a finalist in the 2011 competition.
All winning entries will be announced and exhibited online. Adult winners will receive $100, and Youth Division winners will each receive $50. All will earn free photo finishing.
Entries in the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest are submitted digitally, making it a simple process.
For more information, visit the contest's website at www.jasphotocontest.com.
Funding for expansion of the contest was made possible by a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
The contest is sponsored by Main Street Photo of Bowling Green, Ohio.